Dr Seán Barnes
Dr Seán Barnes is working to realise the potential of business to have a positive influence on the world. Following on from study and various government and consultancy roles in professional engineering, Seán leads the FWD: programme at Ākina, which seeks to grow social and environmental impact in NZ through growing social procurement. His work includes providing advisory support to businesses, connecting businesses to social enterprise suppliers, building a marketplace for social procurement and supporting social enterprises to be procurement-ready. Seán is recognised as a big-picture thinker and communicator who loves to connect people, thinking and ideas to lead change.